No Added Sugar Banana Raisin Oatmeal Muffin Cups

I love muffins, but I avoid the huge, high-calorie coffee shop and supermarket versions filled because they are filled with refined carbohydrates and not much else in the way of nutrition. I bake a batch of these simple, no-added sugar banana raisin oatmeal muffin cups on the weekend to have for breakfast and snacks all week long. I hope you enjoy them as much as we do!

No Added Sugar Banana Raisin Oatmeal Cups
No Added Sugar Banana Raisin Oatmeal Cups get their sweetness from fruit.

Why no added sugar banana raisin oatmeal muffin cups are better for you

Why are these “muffins” better than most?

For starters, bananas and raisins supply natural sweetness, as well as vitamins, minerals, and fiber. In addition to having no added sugar, these muffin cups use oatmeal, so they are completely whole-grain.

Walnuts add crunch, heart-healthy fat, fiber, and protein, too. And, as long as you use gluten-free oatmeal, these muffin cups won’t have any gluten.

No Added Sugar Banana Raisin Oatmeal Muffin Cups

Ripe bananas and raisins provide the sweetness in these delicious, moist, and gluten-free muffin cups! 
Course Breakfast
Cuisine American
Keyword bananarecipe, glutenfree, muffins, no added sugar, wholegrain
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 18 minutes
5 minutes
Total Time 28 minutes
Servings 16
Calories 145kcal
Author ewardrd


  • 3 cups oats, uncooked
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon, optional
  • 3 ripe bananas, mashed
  • 1/4 cup canola oil
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • 2 cups 1% low-fat milk
  • 1/2 cup raisins
  • 1/2 cup chopped walnuts, optional


  • Preheat oven to 350˚F. Spray muffin tin with cooking spray. (I find this works better than lining the pan with paper liners because the muffins tend to stick to the paper.)
    In a large mixing bowl, combine the oats, salt, baking powder, and cinnamon. Set aside.
    In a separate large mixing bowl, whisk the mashed bananas, oil, eggs, and vanilla extract until well combined. Whisk in the milk.
    Pour the banana mixture into the oats mixture. Add the raisins. Stir well to combine. The batter has a lot of liquid in it, so it will be soupy.
    Fill the muffin cups nearly to the top with batter (a scant 1/4-cup full).
    Bake for 16 to 18 minutes or until set. Remove from the oven and place on a wire rack for 5 minutes, with the muffins still in the pan. Remove the muffins from the pan and allow them to cool on the wire rack. 
    Place in an airtight container and store in the refrigerator.

Per serving (without walnuts): Calories: 145, Carbohydrate: 21 grams, Fiber: 2 grams, Protein: 4 grams, Fat: 6 grams, Saturated fat: 1 gram, Cholesterol: 28 milligrams, Sodium: 157 milligrams, Calcium: 80 milligrams.

    No Added Sugar Banana Raisin Oatmeal Cups
    No Added Sugar Banana Raisin Oatmeal Cups are better for you than store-bought muffins.
    These moist, delicious whole grain muffins sweetened only with ripe bananas and raisins are also gluten-free! Better Is the New Perfect


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    9. Moendan says:

      These were delicious!! I made them with walnuts and used sour cherries instead of raisins. I cut out flour and sugar from my diet so this was the perfect substitute for muffins. Of course they are not bread like but the oatmeal gives them a good consistency. Thank you for recipe!

      • ewardrd says:

        I’m so glad you like them! The great thing about the recipe is that it’s flexible and you can make it so many ways. Enjoy!

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